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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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New housing strategy could help control student population in Leamington and Warwick

New housing strategy could help control student population in Leamington and Warwick

A report which could shape the future of how student housing and houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs) are managed in and around Leamington and Warwick is likely to be approved next week.

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Increased police presence across Warwickshire over the weekend

Warwickshire Police say they will be increasing the number of police out on the streets over the bank holiday weekend following the terror attack in Manchester on Monday.

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Headteacher of Kenilworth School Hayden Abbott (left) with the official Guinness World Record certificate

Kenilworth School now holds world record for largest human image of bicycle

Kenilworth School now holds the world record for the largest human image of a bicycle after smashing the old mark.

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Leamington sees increase of rough sleepers

Leamington sees increase of rough sleepers

More people used the Leamington Night Shelter in the last financial year than in the previous one, which 
suggests that homelessness is either on the rise or not being addressed in the town.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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The late Bryan Johnson at the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum when it re-opened in August 2014 to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Great War (1914-18).

Warwickshire war hero Bryan Johnson laid to rest this morning

The funeral for a 95-year-old Warwickshire war hero took place in Lillington this morning (Friday May 26).

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Key: 1 - Platform foundation, 2 - Station building foundation, 3 - Launch pit for Severn Trent Water sewer diversion tunnelling under existing bridge, 4 - Lorry delivering beams for platforms, 5 - Reception point for tunnelling under bridge, 6 - Tanyard stream diversion.

New aerial photo shows Kenilworth Station taking shape

Kenilworth Station is starting to take shape as a new aerial photo of the site shows.

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The tributes outside the clock tower

Kenilworth’s own tribute to Manchester victims at clock tower

Kenilworth has started its own tribute to those who died in the Manchester terrorist attack at the clock tower in The Square.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Police urged to step up patrols by Kenilworth takeaway worker after armed robbers hit premises

Police urged to step up patrols by Kenilworth takeaway worker after armed robbers hit premises

A pizza delivery driver whose premises was attacked by armed robbers has urged police to step up patrols in the east of Kenilworth following three raids in a week.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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Owner Kevin Murphy is campaigning to keep the Batman statue up above the front window of the bar and to keep a number of other alterations he has made to the front of the building. NNL-170419-085254009

Leamington bar owner: ‘I’ve changed my name to Batman in council battle’

Leamington pub owner Kevin Murphy has assumed a new identity in his fight to display statues of superheroes outside his business.

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From Left to right: Bob Dhillon (UKIP), Jonathan Chilvers (Green), Chris White (Conservative),  Emma Knights who is the chief executive of the National Governors Association, Matt Western (Labour), former National Union of Teachers (NUT) president Philipa Harvey and Nick Solma (Liberal Democrat).

Election candidates for Warwick and Leamington take part in hustings on education issues

Prospective parliamentary candidates for Warwick and Leamington in the forthcoming general election have had their say on the state of and funding for education.

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The guide aims to help carers and their families

Kenilworth care home issues guide to help ‘overwhelmed’ carers

A care home in Kenilworth has published a guide for carers after finding more than half of them feel ‘overwhelmed’ by their responsibilities.

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Lillington Free Church on Cubbington Road in Leamington. Photo from Google Street View.

Plans to rebuild church and create more housing in Leamington revealed

Plans have been drawn up that would see the demolition of a church in Leamington to make way for a new place of worship and housing.

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From left: Kenilworth mayor Cllr Richard Davies with Emmerson Press founder Brian Emmerson

Founder of Kenilworth printing company ‘delighted’ with Award of Merit

The founder of a Kenilworth printing company was ‘delighted’ to be given an Award of Merit today (Thursday May 25) for the company’s long support of charities.

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Last years Leamington Business Awards.

Entries for Leamington Business Awards now open

Entries for the 2017 Leamington Business Awards are now officially open.

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The newly appointed deputy mayor Richard Eddy with the newly appointed mayor Stephen Cross.

New Warwick mayor follows wife’s footsteps in new role

A new mayor has officially been chosen for Warwick for the next year.

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